Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Random stuff in fact.

On the weekend we took the kids here. We went with several families we know. Loads of fun and highly recommended. My favorite slide was dubbed (by us) the "toilet bowl" (I think officially it's called the "Coyote Cannon"). You went down a steep tube that spat you out into a large bowl, which you proceeded to go around the sides of two or three times before being flushed down a hole in the middle, through a short tube into a pool. You can imagine why we named it the "toilet bowl".

Joke: A doctor is examining an old man. Making conversation, he asks the guy what he thinks of George W. The old man replies "He's a post turtle." Confused, the doctor asks the guy "What's a post turtle?". The old man replies "Have you ever driven down a country road and seen a turtle on top of a fence post? You know he didn't get up there himself, he doesn't belong there, he can't get anything done while he's up there, and you just want to help the poor dumb bastard get down."

I don't watch TV much, if at all, nowadays. I think I average no more than 30 minutes a week in front of the idiot box. Can't say I miss it.

Check out Apple's coming OS X upgrade called Leopard. Waaaaaaaaay cool. The "Time Machine" automated backup utility is worth the price of upgrading alone. Oh, I forgot, most of you use PC's. Sucks for you. :-)

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Once again...

...the Nobel prize committees have overlooked me.